tejjy wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:20 am
Ok...I have a bunch of questions... I've never looked at this kind of notation before, well, not systematically, as a poetential player, at least.
1. For page 1, did you write something "continuous" and then break it? Or did you write the shards as shards? I'm just curious, it probably doesn't matter, but the alternative answers have different narrative possibilities.
2. I'm not sure about the "play as high as possible over the sound-hole" - watching Rob, it looks like he mutes the 6 strings over the sound hole and then gives them a good whack? One of the fragments the tail of the "note" covers 5 staff lines, in the other similar fragment it covers 3 and 4 staff lines respectively. I can watch Rob again to see how he implements this, but is that something agreed? Or interpreted? The length of the tails is also different.
3. On page 2, the "staff" frequently has three lines only. I can see what Rob plays, but I can't determine how much of that is his choice, and how much is constrained by the notation. Similarly, the angles of the note tails, their lengths, and the density of the spacings... I assume they're all to be implemented, in the performer's best efforts?
4. "Only sounds from left fo the finges will be heard" - is that "will" about physics? Or is it a requirement to be achieved by the performer?
I probably can think of more, but I'll start there. It's very cool. It's going on the list.
Ok, I will do my best to answer your questions:
1. I wrote them as shards. One little fragment at the time. As a matter of fact, I recently wrote a solo piano piece where I wrote it as a continuous piece, and then cut it to pieces...
2. Well the lengts of the arrows are not important, it is the head of the arrow that matters. I did actually intend those sounds as just one very high pitch where you press the string (maybe with a little bit of the left hand nail). Rob interpretated the sign a bit differently which is also ok...
3. I am not sure what you mean. On the last page, there are five staff lines and (almost) normal notation. Do you only see three staff lines on your computer or print?
4. Well if you dampen the strings "pizz" and then perform "hammer on" on the fretboard, the only sounds you will hear are from the part of the string that is left of the left hand fingers (very high pitched sounds).
I am happy that you are looking at my piece!